Definition of Chest of drawers

1. Noun. Furniture with drawers for keeping clothes.

Exact synonyms: Bureau, Chest, Dresser
Specialized synonyms: Chiffonier, Commode, Highboy, Tallboy, Lowboy
Terms within: Drawer, Shelf
Generic synonyms: Article Of Furniture, Furniture, Piece Of Furniture

Definition of Chest of drawers

1. Noun. A piece of furniture which has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above each other, used mainly for the storage of clean clothes. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chest Of Drawers

chest X-ray
chest breather
chest breathers
chest cavity
chest film
chest hair
chest index
chest leads
chest metastases with pneumothorax
chest of drawers (current term)
chest pain
chest physician
chest press
chest presses
chest protector
chest radiology
chest register
chest rub
chest rubs
chest tightness
chest tone
chest tube thoracostomy

Literary usage of Chest of drawers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"Oak Chest of Drawers, 1675-1700 52 42. Oak Chest of Drawers, 1675-1700 53 43. ... Inlaid Chest of Drawers, 1690-1700 58 49. Panelled Chest of Drawers, ..."

2. The Furniture of Our Forefathers by Esther Singleton, Russell Sturgis (1913)
"Captain Tinge (1653) had a sealskin trunk, six shillings ; a small chest of drawers, fifteen shillings ; a small cabinet, five shillings; a chest of drawers ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1853 There's a chest of drawers to set against the door ; so you'll be free from intrusion.—' Life Scenes,' p. 48. 1856 He sticks and catches just like an ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... it would be meaningless. jest of the Englishman who dumfounded his landlady by asking for a chest of drawers under the shocking and mystifying formula, ..."

5. Philosophy and Theology: Being the First Edinburgh University Gifford Lectures by James Hutchison Stirling (1890)
"... Eckhart—Misunderstanding of mere understanding — The wickedest then a possible divine reservoir — Adam Smith and the chest of drawers — Absurd for Kant ..."

6. Antique Furniture by Frederick William Burgess (1915)
"THE chest of drawers. The chest was furnished with a drawer in Cromwellian days ; it then became a chest with drawers, and a little later a chest of drawers ..."

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